Early morning robbery turned shooting; suspect sought

Ardis Taylor Suspect
Ardis Taylor Suspect(Shreveport Police)
Updated: Jun. 21, 2020 at 8:47 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Shreveport police still are searching for a second man believed to have been involved in an attempted robbery that led to gunfire in the city’s Southern Hills neighborhood.

Officers were called to a shooting in the 3200 block of Ardis Taylor Drive just after 6:15 a.m. Sunday, June 21.

Marcus Smith
Marcus Smith(Shreveport Police)

Two men were attempting to rob another man in his garage.

When the victim’s sister heard him tell the intruders that he had nothing to give them, she grabbed a handgun and confronted them.

The sister and one of the would-be robbers began firing shots, police said.

Her brother was struck in his chest by shots fired by that intruder, authorities said.

And she shot one of the suspects in one of his legs then held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

Both of the wounded men had injuries that authorities said did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police arrested the wounded suspect, Marcus Smith, at 6:20 a.m., booking records show.

The 21-year-old Keithville resident was booked into Shreveport City Jail at 9:20 a.m. on a charge of attempted first-degree murder.

Meantime, the second suspect left the scene in an older-model, dark red or burgundy Ford Expedition.

Police described him as having a heavier build. His hair medium length on top and lower on the sides. He last was seen wearing light-colored blue jeans with maroon underwear or shorts underneath and a red t-shirt, which was tied around his neck.

Authorities urge anyone with any information relative to the second suspect to contact them immediately at 318-673-7300 #3 or 318-673-6955. Those wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or via their P3 Tips app.

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